Down on the Farm: Aug. 27
Daytona swept a doubleheader from Vero Beach, extending its winning streak to six games … the victories kept Daytona ahead of Jupiter by a slim margin in winning percentage as the teams battle for first place in the Florida State League Eastern Division.
Steve Clevenger knocked in three runs in the opener, as Daytona prevailed 5-3.
RHP Jay Jackson (W 2-0, 1.59) 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
? C Clevenger went 3-for-3 with his 19th double … he has five hits in his last seven at-bats … he is hitting .351 (20-for-57) in 18 August games.
? SS Darwin Barney went 2-for-2 with a walk, a triple and an RBI … his four triples are tied for the team lead with Tony Thomas.
? Starting pitcher Jay Jackson was solid in 5.0 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out two … he is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA (3 ER/13.0 IP) in three starts.
Ty Wright had three hits in the nightcap as the Cubs rolled over Vero Beach, 4-1.
LHP Dustin Sasser (ND 1-3, 4.50) 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
HOMERS – Ryan Harvey (10)
? LF Wright went 3-for-4 with two RBI and his seventh stolen base … his 68 RBI lead Daytona.
? Starting pitcher Dustin Sasser made his first start of the year after 19 relief appearances … he allowed a run on three hits while punching out four.
? RHP Jordan Latham picked up the win in relief, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two in 3.0 scoreless innings … he extended his scoreless innings streak to 13.0 (eight outings).
? RHP Brian Schlitter recorded his second save for Daytona, pitching a scoreless ninth inning … he is unscored upon in 7.0 innings since being acquired from Philadelphia August 7.
Memphis scored four runs in the seventh inning, racing past Iowa, 6-4.
LHP Jason Stanford (ND 3-0, 4.22) 5.0 IP,3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Micah Hoffpauir (24)
? CF Felix Pie went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored … he is hitting .322 (38-for-118) since the All-Star break.
? 1B Micah Hoffpauir went 2-for-3 with a walk, his 24th home run, two runs scored and three RBI … he is hitting .396 (40-for-101) in 25 August games while his 95 RBI lead the team.
? Starting pitcher Jason Stanford was perfect through 4.0 innings … all told he pitched 5.0 innings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out three … he is 2-0 with a 2.65 ERA (5 ER/17.0 IP) in his last three starts.
Chattanooga defeated Tennessee, 5-4 in the opener of a rain-plagued doubleheader … the second game was cancelled.
LHP Donnie Veal (ND 5-9, 4.20) 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
HOMERS – Chad Fox (25)
? CF Sam Fuld went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI, extending his hitting streak to 15 games … he is 28-for-65 (.431) with 11 walks, three doubles, 10 runs scored, 10 RBI and four stolen bases over the stretch, raising his batting average from .232 to .273.
? 1B Jake Fox went 2-for-4 with his team-leading 25th home run, a run scored and an RBI … he is hitting .374 (34-for-91) in August.
? RHP Greg Reinhard took the tough-luck loss, allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out two in 2.0 innings of relief.
Peoria Chiefs (A-): 28-37 Overall
Western Division 7th Place (-13.5)
Clinton rallied past Peoria, 2-1.
RHP Kevin Kreier (ND 5-9, 4.01) 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K
? 3B Jovan Rosa went 3-for-4 with two doubles, adding to his Chiefs single-season record of 43 two-baggers … Rosa leads the Midwest League in doubles and ranks second with 53 extra-base hits.
? SS Nate Samson went 2-for-4 with an RBI … he leads the team in walks (39), hits (140) and runs scored (68) … with five games left to play, he ranks eighth in the Midwest League in batting average (.298) and fifth in hits.
? Starting pitcher Kevin Kreier was strong in 6.0 innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out four, and recording his fourth quality start.
The Hawks soared past Yakima, 8-6 … Boise trails Spokane by six games in the division standings with seven games remaining in the regular season.
RHP Aaron Shafer (ND 2-2, 3.67) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
? LF Andrew Rundle went 2-for-3 with a walk, his 18th double, a run scored, an RBI and his fifth stolen base … he has multiple hits in three of his past four games.
? RF Kyler Burke reached base four times, going 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored … he is hitting .323 (31-for-96) in 26 August games.
? 2B Marwin Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, extending his hitting streak to five games … he is hitting .356 (32-for-90) in 25 August contests.
? CF Kurt Calvert stole two bags for the second time this season.
Mesa fell behind early and couldn’t recover, dropping a 9-1 decision to the AZL Rangers.
RHP Miguel Sierra (L 2-4, 5.28) 1.2 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
? 3B Junior Lake went 2-for-3 with a walk, extending his hitting streak to four games.
? DH Vincent Watkins went 2-for-4 with a run scored … he has hit safely in seven of his last eight contests.
? RHP Kitt Kopach yielded one hit and one walk over 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, striking out two … he has a 2.45 ERA (3 ER/11 IP) with 11 strikeouts in six August appearances.